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Plants Matching albizia

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Image of Albizia photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Silktree)

The bean, legume, or pea family is a diverse, cosmopolitan group with many culturally and economically important members. It is the third largest plant family in existence with nearly 20,000 named species described. These flowering dicots may be trees, shrubs or herbs and exist everywhere worldwide save the icy poles. They are characterized by their elongated, many-seeded fruits (legumes) that open via longitudinal sutures. Most Fabaceae form root nodules containing symbiotic bacteria that fix atmospheric...

Image of Albizia julibrissin photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

Though pretty, Persian silktree is weak, fast-growing, invasive and short-lived. It is a small to medium-sized, hardy, deciduous tree native to central and eastern Asia, which has become naturalized in temperate regions globally. In the United States it has become naturalized in areas from California to New York.

Pleasing feather leaves line the branches in summer and fold up at night. The compound leaves are comprised of many small, oval, leaflets of bright green. Fragrant, puffy, round flowers...

Image of Albizia julibrissin f. rosea photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

A favorite of hummingbirds, silk tree is a multi-stemmed, spreading deciduous tree native from Iran to Japan. Its natural form rosea bears fragrant, fluffy, rich rose-pink flowerheads in summer and tan seed pods in fall. The ferny light green leaves emerge in late spring, and fold up at night. It includes the cultivar 'Ernest Wilson', a hardy selection that succeeds into USDA zone 5.

Silk tree thrives in most well-drained soils and flowers best in full sun. It is tolerant of drought,...

(Flame Silktree, Persian Silktree, Pink Siris, Silky Mimosa)

A favorite of hummingbirds, silk tree is a multi-stemmed, spreading deciduous tree native from Iran to Japan. Its cultivar 'Flame' bears fragrant, fluffy, rose-pink flowerheads in summer and tan seed pods in fall. The ferny light green leaves emerge in late spring, and fold at night.

Silk tree thrives in most well-drained soils and flowers best in full sun. Its dome-like canopy is good for shading patios. It often self-sows prolifically.